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Re: [IP] Sinus surgery tomorrow- need advice
At 12:04 PM 2/25/02, you wrote:
> Tomorrow I get to go get septoplasty and sinus reconstruction surgery. Oh
>joy! I was told to disconnect from Fluffy the pump when I arrive at the
>hospital and have my sugar at 70-100. No way am I gonna stay at those #'s
>without my pump on so I told them to have my spouse reconnect me in the
>recovery room but they will not let me pump until released from the
>hospital...grrrr! That bothers me to no end! I will be complaining and
>loudly:) Has anyone on the list had a septoplasty and sinus surgery before?
>What was it like being diabetic? Did it hurt?
>Type Weird since 1984
>Pumping since Feb 7, 2000
>Randi "Pixie" Bruner
Pixie, I had that same type of surgery back in the middle 80's. I had such
a bad sinus infection that my BG's were in the 900's (and I was still
functioning, but sick as a dog). They did not do the sinus reconstruction
surgery at that time. I was not on the pump at that time, but it didn't
hurt much afterwards. You'll probably have a large bandage over you nose
for a couple of days, and possibly have some black and blue marks around
the nose (I know, now very pretty). Good luck.
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